Dan Straily SP HOU 1 week ago

Through seven starts for Triple-A Fresno, Straily is 2-3 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB over 35.1 innings.

Straily, who was among the candidates for the Astros' fifth starter job during spring training, has been passed over twice now -- once for Asher Wojciechowski and the other time for Lance McCullers -- when Houston has needed a replacement in the starting rotation. He'll continue to serve as pitching depth in the minors unless improved performance or a rash of injuries to Houston's current starters warrants a promotion to the big league club.

Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily was optioned to minor league camp by the Astros on Monday.

He allowed seven runs on 12 hits over 10.2 innings in Grapefruit League play this spring, falling out of the mix to begin the year as the Astros' fifth starter in the process. Roberto Hernandez, Asher Wojciewchowski, and Sam Deduno are the remaining candidates to fill the role, while Straily could be among the first options called up if the Astros need a replacement in the rotation early in the season.

Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily allowed a run on three hits over three innings while striking out a batter Thursday in the Astros' Grapefruit League win over Detroit.

Straily worked on a new curveball grip during the game to gain more confidence in the pitch and "keep (hitters) off of my slider." A candidate for Houston's fifth rotation spot, the 26-year-old has given up three runs over five spring innings (two starts) thus far.

Dan Straily SP HOU 4 months ago

Straily has been traded to Houston in the Dexter Fowler deal.

Straily will compete for a starting spot in Houston but isn't guaranteed one, per Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. To do so Straily will likely have to beat out Brett Oberholtzer or Brad Peacock, which should be considered a probable outcome. At his best, Straily can be at least an average pitcher, but his recent walk rate is worrying for his long-term outlook.

Dan Straily SP HOU 9 months ago

Straily was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Straily has served almost exclusively as a starting pitcher regardless of the level he was at. However, the Cubs already list six pitchers in the rotation, so it's unclear how the team plans to use him, but long relief would be the most likely scenario.

Dan Straily SP HOU 9 months ago

Straily was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

The Cubs had intended all along for Straily to return to the minors following his Saturday start, but Sunday's announcement made it official. Matt Szczur was recalled to take Straily's roster spot, but look for Straily to return to the team at some point in September.

Dan Straily SP HOU 9 months ago

Straily allowed seven runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out four. He also hit a batter.

Straily said after the game that he unraveled after hitting David Wright with one out in the sixth. He also wasn't helped by having two runners of his inherited by Kyuji Fujikawa score. "It went pretty well until I hit Wright, and things kind of unraveled for me," he said. "I had them on the ropes right there and then lost the fastball in. You can't follow it up with a walk, a hit and another walk. It's unacceptable." Straily will go back down to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, but he'll almost certainly be back in September.

Dan Straily SP HOU 9 months ago

Cubs manager Rick Renteria confirmed that the plan is for Straily to head back to the minors after Saturday's start, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old Straily will be up Saturday to oppose Jon Niese in his Cubs debut, after posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in seven starts (39 innings) since joining Triple-A Iowa. It will end up being just a spot start, as expected, but Straily figures to return when rosters expand in September.

Dan Straily SP HOU 9 months ago

Straily will be called up from Triple-A Iowa to start Saturday vs. the Mets, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

Straily will not be replacing anyone in the rotation; as of now, it looks like he'll just be called up to make a spot start, with the remaining five starters moving their next turn back a day. Acquired from the Athletics in the blockbuster Fourth of July deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland, Straily has gone 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 40:13 K:BB ratio over seven starts with Iowa.

Dan Straily SP HOU 11 months ago

ESPN's Keith Law reports that the Cubs will also receive Dan Straily and prospect outfielder Billy McKinney from the Athletics for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Per FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, no third team is involved in the trade, so the full deal is Samardzija and Hammel for Addison Russell, Straily and McKinney. With a new pair of vacancies to fill, Straily should stick around in the Cubs rotation and will carry a fair amount of fantasy value with his ability to miss bats. McKinney, a 19-year-old outfielder and the A's top outfield prospect, was hitting .241/.330/.400 with 10 homers and 33 RBI at High-A Stockton.